Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add... Read more
They say the surgery is a big risk as small as he is but the doctor says all surgeries are a risk. I believe he will come through this with flying colors and will not have any more problems. God is watching and protecting.... Read more
As a knee surgery survivor, yes, give yourself time to rest and heal, but also make sure to strengthen your legs afterwards to help prevent further/future injury. I didn't do that and eventually had to have surgery (long story short there).... Read more
Having lithotripsy surgery on Thursday for for two massive clusters of 8-9 kidney stones each cluster. Could really use prayers. Please let me know your need and I will pray and offer my pain for you.... Read more
Hi all. After surgeries I put the weight back on. My sciatica is acting up so walking right now is out. I'm starting the HCG diet and need buddies. I lost over 70 lbs on it before and looked and felt fabulous. Any HCG injections buddies out there? TY... Read more
I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at... Read more
Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt... Read more
Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr... Read more
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